The moringa oleifera tree is now considered by many as a miracle tree for its medicinal benefits. The trees leaves are typically utilized to make moringa extract which includes anti-inflammatory components. Moringa also carries anti-toxins, anti-oxidants, vitamins, nutrients, and amino acids to develop one's wellbeing and immune system. With these perks, the World Health Organization, the European Union and other none government offices in the world appreciate moringa. To combat malnutrition, countries like the Philippines and Africa cultivate moringa trees to be utilized as components for drugs and cosmetic products, and also as products from bulk production and wholesale of its oil and powder form.

One of the most imperative functions of moringa is the truth that it inhibits the COX-2 enzyme which is accountable for swelling and pains in the body. In this case, lupus and the battle in opposition to it comes into the situation. In a nutshell, Lupus erythematossus is an illness with unknown reason which leads to the inflammatory conditions of several parts of the body counting the kidneys, joints, and the skin. Another truth about lupus is that it can influence anybody without thought to their age and sexes, and you can anticipate that things are not going to be pleasant. In addition, the pain of the production of the COX-2 enzyme particularly throughout the constant flare ups could be hard to bear. No one really understands what causes these flare-ups and many sufferers of lupus are continuously on the guard of how to stay away from them. This states that sufferers need to keep away from sunlight and eat foods rich in omega 3. The way of life of the lupus sufferer can be very costly because of all the drugs they need to take to inhibit the disease. Moringa being a cheaper form of alternative medicine and a source of nutrition, aids the sufferers to decrease their bills.

As it contains natural anti-inflammatory properties it is thought to be to be safer to use on the long term than the NSAIDs which can be addicting or can cause some unwanted unwanted side effects. There are lots of side effects to anti lupus drugs can do to a person. For example, it can affect the kidneys, the circulation, the digestive system and many more parts of the body. Apart from being less toxic, taking in moringa is also more effective. Now moringa is made in many forms and to name a few there are moringa leaves and powders which can be acquired in bulk over the Web.

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  1. B

    Can anyone suggest a natural/hypoallergenic moisturiser?
    I’m allergic to lanolin, and face creams containing it give me respiratory problems (though oddly they don’t have an adverse effect on my skin.) A pharmacist told me the other day that even if lanolin isn’t listed amongst the ingredients, some of the chemicals that are listed on the jar could be related to lanolin, and in any case I could be allergic to other chemical ingredients as well. However, I do need something, as my skin tends tro be rather dry, and in any case I’m not gettting any younger.

    1. Sur La Mer

      If you’re OVER SENSITIVE AND ALLERGIC TO ALMOST, lotions can and will add to more discolorations on your skin AND WILL NOT protect your from burns, cancer, or allergies even those tested by dermatologists.

      Good thinking! Question 6b is True!
      After all, people are individuals. And there’s no telling what any individual may be allergic to. According to the cosmetic industry, “hypoallergenic” means “less likely to cause an allergic reaction.” But dermatologists – and consumers who have allergies – know that the word “hypoallergenic” on the label is no guarantee against an allergic reaction.

      Nope! Question 6c is False!
      “Dermatologist tested” doesn’t really tell you much, does it? It leaves you wondering about things like:
      •Did the dermatologist work for the manufacturer?
      •How many people was the product tested on?
      •How long did the testing last?
      •What were the results of the testing?

      Remember, poison ivy is all natural, too! But you probably don’t want it on your skin. It is very possible to have an allergic reaction, or other irritation, from products labeled “all natural” or “organic.” For example, lanolin, from sheep’s wool, is a common natural ingredient in some moisturizers that sometimes causes allergic reactions.

      You can’t change what was done to your skin NOW, but you can prevent more dryER skin from getting worst, but avoiding the sun, less soaking in the tub (they both are drying to the skin) and change your diet. Google: FIVE FOODS TO EAT FOR BEAUTIFUL SKIN
      All the vitamins & minerals you need for good skin care comes from all the healthy foods you eat from Mother Nature.

      I’ve been protecting myself from the sun since I was 9.

      1. Because I don’t want to look like a farmer.
      2. Because I get too hot.
      3. I want to look like movie stars & models, they have blemish-free skins.
      4. I don’t want to look like an old prune or get moles on my neck & face like my aunts.

      No matter, I still got Discoid Lupus (Google it), caused from the sun. It took 12 years for them to fade. Tried all kinds of lotions that were prescribed to me, and none of them worked. More & more now I protect myself and I take my wide brim hat everywhere I go, or use an umbrella. In Asia, they use umbrella all the time. Here in the States, people started to catch on, and I see people walking w/umbrella, they are used on the beach, and they sell patio umbrellas. It was invented for a reason and also to protect us from getting skin cancer. Gene Simmons of KISS, have moles on his face & neck, now you see him under an umbrella with Shannon, during an outdoor event. Mario Lopez won’t even go out in the sun to do a photo shoot for a tanning commercial, look how good his skin looks.

      I also take short showers. We are all NOT GETTING younger, but we’re always creating new layers of new skin. Prevention starts from day one, like when we’re younger, and the younger the better. No beauty products can reverse the aging process, no matter what the advertisement says, it is part of the industry to say whatever they want, but the fact is, they’re just taking everyone for a ride. According to the FDA, a big controversy with some of the advertising are claims that anti aging products will rejuvenate or repair or restructure the skin. These types of claims lead to speculation that the product is causing structural changes to the skin. If this is true, these products should be classified as drugs and should be removed from the market until the FDA has approved them. Conversely, if these claims are not true, the companies should stop claiming these features for their products. In the past, the FDA has sent regulatory letters to the cosmetic companies making these types of claims informing them that they may be in violation of federal laws.

      The anti aging product market is one of the biggest markets in the United States. Each year consumers spend billions of dollars on unproven anti aging products in an attempt to slow down the aging process. The FDA as well as others consider this a danger because taking an unproven and untested product could very easily cause near or long term damage to someone.
      While there are dozens of high-end brands, experts say many low-cost brands are just as effective.

  2. CoronaGirl

    Do you think being overweight is a genetic thing?
    I hear that there is an overweight “gene” so to speak. While that may or may not be, a water balloon doesn’t get bigger because of its genetic makeup. It gets bigger because you put more in it. What do you all think?

  3. flowersinbloom25

    What are the benefits of taking Omega-Berry 3 Fish Oil?
    I have heard good things about Omega 3 fatty acids and I am just wondering what are the health benefits from taking this vitamin supplement and if anyone knows the price range of a bottle of it? Thanks in advanced!

    1. Gilly

      Fish Oil – Health Benefits

      Fish oil high in omega3 fatty acids has been shown by several research studies to have many health benefits. These can include:

      Cholesterol/ Cardiovascular Disease

      Research has shown that omega3 fatty acids from fish oil help to remove the ‘stickiness’ of blood cells, reducing the chances for it to clot and prevent the heart from beating irregularly.

      By stopping platelets from clustering together the coronary artieris are pretected from being damaged. The omega3s from fish oil can also help to reduce the risk for angina through the reduction of high blood pressure, the lowering of triglyceride levels and the reduction of high blood pressure.

      This, in itself provides a strong case for adding omega3 fish oil to our diets!

      Arthritis and other Inflamatory Diseases

      Both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis have been shown to respond to an increase in intake of omega3 based fish oils. According to research published in the highly respected medical journal The Lancet, patients with rheumatoid arthritis respond particularly well to fish oil supplementation. Fish oils can significantly decrease pro-inflammatory compound production which can lead to a decrease in joint stiffness and pain.

      Other research has been able to show a direct link between the onset of arthritis and a deficiency in omega3 fatty acid levels in the body.

      The Arthritis Council and the Arthritis Research Council in the UK both strongly recommend omega3 fatty acid supplementation from fish oil or other oils such as flax.

      Healthy Pregnancy

      It is widely accepted that a woman’s nutritional needs change when she becomes pregnant. This includes both an increase, as well as a decrease of certain foods, drinks and supplements. While we all know that an increase in nutrients during this time is beneficial, however, just as an increase in certain nutrients can support fetal development, deficiency of a number of nutrients can lead to birth defects or complications.

      Essential Fatty Acids (omega3 and omega6) in the correct ratio and quantifty can offer exceptional benefits in terms of fetal development, the health of the mother-to-be and the health of the baby after being born.

      Menstrual Cramps

      According to the San Diego State University Health Centre, 10% of the 37.5 million menstruating women in the US can become completely incapacitated by menstrual pain and research from the University of California states that 42 million women in the US suffer from menstrual pain in total.

      Research studies are now showing a strong correlation between the levels of omega3 in the diet and the level of menstrual pain experienced. One particular study undertaken in Denmark has shown that fish oils can result in a dramatic reduction in menstrual pain as the omega3 fatty acids effectively reduce pain and cramps are relieved by the relative amounts of omega6 as found in most fish oil supplements.

      Mental Disorders

      New research has again shown that a diet rich in omega3 fatty acids can effectively treat and prevent depression and other mental disorders. The research, published in issue 15 of the journal Biological Psychiatryhas actually shown that omega3 fatty acids and foods that are high in uridine were as good as (and often better than) different anti-depressant drugs in reducing the symptoms of depression.

      A high-profile article in 1999, published by the Harvard University, put omega3 fish oil in the mental health limelight by offering solid proof that fish oil could significantly reduce the effects of bipolar disorders. Individuals who had been condemned to years of high-strength, high-risk pharmaceuticals began to switch to courses of omega3 supplementation.

      Skin Conditions

      Omega3 rich fish oils are highly effective in releiving the symptoms of, and preventing, skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and lupus. Omega3 fatty acids are highly effective at contolling inflammation and have been shown to improve the condition of skin, hair and nails generally.

      Similarly to with arthritis, in many studies these conditions correlate with an omega3 deficiency. Studies also suggest that individuals who are supplementiing their diet with omega3 fish oil can see measurable improvements in as little as one-month.

      Raynaud’s Disease

      Fish oils can help to delay the onset of the numbness, tingling and other symptoms of Raynaud’s disease. Omega3’s help particularly by inhibiting the inflamation of vessels. The benefits as outlined above, with regards to cardiovascular disease, can also be very beneficial to those suffering from Raynaud’s i.e. the benefits of omega3 in improving circulation of the blood can help to improve tolerance to cold etc.

      Folic acid, vitamin B6 and magnesium are also reputed to benefit those with Raynaud’s.

      Alzheimer’s Disease

      Fish oils and omega3 in general has been proven to have a positive effect on those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and can be hig

  4. RH

    What is a good diet regimen for a lupus patient to follow? What foods should be avoided?
    I would like to know what foods to stay away from and what foods may help people diagnosed with autoimmune diseases. What is a good diet regimen for this diagnosis? Are there any foods that are harmful or that should be totally avoided by lupus patients?

    1. Linda R

      Lupus patients should avoid alfalfa sprouts. They stimulate the immune system, just the opposite of what we need.

      Outside of that, here are some basic guidelines that work for me.

      1. Eat lots, and I mean lots, of fresh fruits and vegetables
      2. Limit or eliminate animal fat. We have a high rate of premature atherosclerosis. A healthy heart diet is essential.
      3. Limit processed foods
      4. Eat plenty of fiber (#1 will accomplish that)
      5. Get regular mild to moderat exercise-it improves immune function, lubricates joints and elevates mood. Ask your rheumy what would be good for you.
      6. Do not take echinacea or goldenseal. They also stimulate immune system.
      7. Some lupus patients find wheat gluten to be inflammatory, but many of us have no problem with it.
      8. If you can’t pronounce the ingredients, don’t put it in your mouth.
      9. Fish oil is anti-inflammatory. You can eat cold water fish like salmon to get that. A small amount of nuts is good, too.
      10. Make sure you get plenty of calcium. Our meds make us prone to osteoporosis. Exercise helps with that, too.

  5. Em, L

    What can i do to get rid of cheek redness ect?
    I have rather red cheeks and they have small lumps on them I first thought they were spots but they arnt so what can I do to get rid of this?

  6. Avery

    How to know if you have rosacea?
    I do have pimple like reddish bumps on my cheeks but as far on my concern, it’s pimples. But now I’m worried. Please tell me how to know if it is rosacea?

    1. Lady Rose

      There are several reasons why a person might have facial redness. Here are just a few possibilities:
      – genetics
      – hormones
      – rosacea
      – hyperpyrexia
      – sun sensitivity
      – allergy
      – medication induced
      – lupus

      The only way to know for certain is to consult a certified dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis. They will ask about your personal health history and they can see your skin up close.

      The redness of rosacea is often aggravated by frequent, involuntary blushing, and causes small blood vessels in the face to dilate and become more visible through the skin, appearing like a red rash or tiny red lines. Over time, repeated episodes of flushing and blushing may promote inflammation, causing small red bumps that often resemble common acne.

      Whether you have rosacea or not, there’s certainly ways to keep some facial redness under control and less noticeable.

      You can try increasing your omega 3 fatty acids by taking supplements such as Evening Primrose Oil, fish oils, etc… And by eating walnuts, hazelnuts, or pecan nuts (if you’re not allergic) Omega 3’s aid in proper digestion and healthier skin.
      Ground Fennel seeds and Flax seeds, as well as Flax seed Oil supplements (omega 3’s) also act as anti-inflammatories. (reduce redness)

      Try increasing your intake of vitamin D through supplements (1000 – 4000 IU/day) and B-complex to aid in healthier skin and maintaining a healthier immune system.

      Some people have had success using Turmeric orally or topically. (reduce redness and acne)

      When it comes to make-up and skin conditions, less is better, as your skin needs to breathe to heal.

      Drink more water and avoid all alcohol & caffeine products (coffee, tea, pop, etc..) Alcohol & caffeine will actually dehydrate your skin. Water re-hydrates from the inside out.

      Here are a few other helpful, (and natural) hints for a better complexion for a lifetime:
      – avoid touching your face throughout the day (dirt, oils, & bacteria from your hands can clog the pores)
      – avoid any products with alcohol (internally or externally)
      – only use gentle, fragrance-free, oil-free, alcohol-free cleansers on your face
      – avoid any scented soaps and creams
      – have a daily facial cleansing routine (2x daily, morning & night. Do not scrub as this will irritate the skin)
      – try a dairy milk face-soak during a flare-up (as long as you’re not allergic) The dairy milk helps to balance the natural PH of the skin
      – try using face lotion containing certified green algae or aloe vera gel (use lotions, not creams, as lotion is more gentle on the skin and absorbs more easily)
      – try using pure tea tree oil for pimples & blemishes. Apply with a q-tip to each individual pimple or blemish.
      – avoid extended periods in direct sun (use sunblock with 15 – 30 spf)
      – drink pure green tea, rose hip tea, and fennel tea (great antioxidants)
      – eat foods high in anti-oxidants; such as blueberries, cranberries, purple grapes, broccoli, etc..
      – avoid spicy foods, greasy foods, and foods with a high refined-sugar content.
      – find out what your own personal food “triggers” are and avoid them so you can avoid flare-ups of redness and acne. (many people find food with histamines aggravate the redness)
      – avoid hot things. Hot showers & hot tubs, hot drinks (the heat will dilate blood vessels causing more redness)
      – try to get at least 7 – 8 hours of sleep each night (aids in the healing processes of the body)
      – try to cut down on stress (stress can magnify a multitude of conditions)

      Check out the sites below for the most current, up-to-date information…

    1. mallimalar_2000


      Xerophthalmia (Greek for dry eyes) is a medical condition in which the eye fails to produce tears. It may be caused by a deficiency in Vitamin A and is sometimes used to describe that lack, although there may be other causes.

      Xerophthalmia is a term that usually implies a destructive dryness of the conjunctival epithelium due to dietary vitamin A deficiency—a condition virtually forgotten in developed countries, but still causing much damage in developing countries. Other forms of dry eye are associated with aging, poor lid closure, scarring from previous injury, or autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, and these can all cause chronic conjunctivitis.

      Xerophthalmia can be associated with systemic diseases such as Sjögren’s syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, sarcoidosis, amyloidosis, and hypothyroidism; deficiency of vitamin A; and the use of some medications including antihistamines, nasal decongestants, tranquilizers, and anti-depressant drugs. Xerophthalmia results from inadequate function of the lacrimal glands which produce tears. When xerophthalmia is due to vitamin A deficiency, the condition begins with night blindness and conjunctival xerosis (dryness of the eye membranes) and progresses to corneal xerosis (dryness of the cornea), and, in the late stages, to keratomalacia (softening of the cornea).

      The treatment depends on the cause. Artificial tears, which lubricate the eye, are the principal symptomatic treatment for dry eye. They are available over-the-counter as eye drops. Using humidifiers, wearing wrap-around glasses when outside, and avoiding outside windy and dry conditions may bring relief. For people with severe cases of dry eye, temporary or permanent closure of the tear drain (small openings at the inner corner of the eyelids where tears drain from the eye) may be helpful. Also known as conjunctivitis arida.

  7. Asma

    Any healthy suggestions or tips for achieving healthy, fair, even skin complexion?
    i’m looking for long term suggestions…but really any advice or suggestions would be appreciated
    Im a male teenager.

    1. Sur La Mer

      Long term, are you sure?

      Sunscreen will not protect you from getting burned.

      Sunscreen will only make your moles or freckles larger, bumpier & darker, if you have them already. Not just moles, but freckles, skin tags, seborrheic keratoses, Discoid Lupus, Bullous Pemphegoid, Lentigo (Google search them) and lentigines — nearly always non-cancerous skin lesions

      Sunscreen will not protect you from skin cancer.

      Sunscreen will not protect you if you have allergies, I never thought I had allergies!

      Sunscreens also discolor your skin – for ever!

      Sunscreen blocks Vitamin D as well.

      But I had Discoid Lupus caused from the sun. Google it. Took 12 years for mine to almost ‘fade’. I don’t want any more lupus appearing on my skin, so now I’m more & more into protecting myself.

      I’m the kind of person who has families with moles as large as raisin-size. I don’t want moles on my body, so I always have been concern about that. But, how I got lupus? I don’t know! I got it period.
      Others get Bullous Pemphegoid. Google that one.

      But too much sun/water, will make our beautiful young skin looking like ‘dishpan hands’ REALLY QUICK.

      Use protection as all times: wide brim hat, exfoliate, anything to keep your skin from drying out. Grapes turn to raisin, from too much sun, so does the skin AND NO PRODUCTS can plump those raisins back to grapes. Same with skin.

      Doing my method & programmed yourself all your life to do this, you won’t be needing anti-aging products by the time you’re 60.

      Good genes, good skin care and all the foods from Mother Nature helps too.
      The less products you use, the better for your skin. Use a bath & body wash like Suave, Irish Spring, Dove Body & Face wash in the shower, use a washcloth. Treat your face like the rest of your body, take a shower everyday or wash your face everyday.

      The secret is keeping your face clean and oil-free. I also don’t use liquid on my face for anything, and very little moisturizer, not even a dime size. Since my face is not dry. And programmed your mind to do this day after day, for the rest of your life.

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